Welcome to the Frederick Futsal League—an exciting fusion of skill, speed, and teamwork that brings the thrill of soccer indoors during the colder months. Our league provides a dynamic platform for young players to hone their futsal skills in a fast-paced, controlled environment. With a focus on technical proficiency, strategic thinking, and quick decision-making, our league offers a unique developmental experience. Join us for a season of fun, growth, and camaraderie as we heat up the winter with the passion of futsal.
The FFL uses a 5 v 5 format (four field players + goalkeeper), with two 23-minute halves (running clock), and unlimited "on the fly" substitutions. Referees are provided, with games played in Frederick-area gymnasiums.
Futsal is the FIFA recognized form of small-sided indoor soccer (the word is a contraction of the Spanish 'fútbol sala'). It is played between two teams who each have five players on the court at any one time, with rolling substitutes and a smaller ball that is heavier and less bouncy than a traditional soccer ball (see What is futsal?). Read about former FC Frederick and US National Futsal team member William Eskay:
US Futsal National Team Returns to Action
US Futsal National Team Wins 2022 UMAG Nations Cup
The FFL Open to all players and teams from 9U to 19U (including adult divisions, and is played in a variety of local gymnasiums, including Friends Meeting School, Monocacy Valley Church, and others. Please contact Dave Shannon with any questions.
"I play soccer, but Futsal will always be what I enjoy most." - Cristiano Ronaldo
"As a little boy in Argentina I played Futsal on the streets and for my club. It was tremendous fun and it really helped me become who I am today.” - Lionel Messi
“Futsal has been very important in my life. In developing my technique, quick thinking, short movements. I think futsal is fundamental in a footballers career. It was very important in mine." - Neymar
"Futsal is an excellent way for children to develop their skills and understanding of the game. My technique and my dribbling skills came from playing futsal." - Ronaldinho
"When you come to play soccer, it's easier if you have come from a futsal background.” - Rivelino
"Everything I am as a Brazilian player I owe to Futsal.” - Zico